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YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo Huang to launch Blabla. Originally from Taiwan, Huang relocated to Shanghai in 2019 to start Blabla after working in Silicon Valley for over a decade. A year later, Blabla was chosen as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 summer cohort. The coronavirus had begun to spread in the U.S. at the time, keeping mil...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Asia, Education, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Taiwan, Shanghai, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Telefonica, Latin America, Yc, Huang


Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components, in order to help communities maintain more social distancing. That has in turn led to a surge in the usage of tools to help home learners do their work better, and today, one of them is announcing a growth round that speaks to the opportunity in that market. Brainly, a startup from Poland that has built a p...
Tags: TC, Europe, Education, Indonesia, Funding, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Quora, Poland, Brazil, Machine Learning, Homework, Gamification


WorkRamp raises $17M to ramp up its enterprise learning platform

Remote learning and training have become a large priority this year for organizations looking to keep employees engaged and up to date on work practices at a time when many of them are not working in an office — and, in the case of those who have joined in 2020, may have never met any of their work colleagues in person, ever. Today one of the startups that’s built a new, more user-friendly approach to creating and provisioning those learning materials is announcing some funding as it experiences...
Tags: Y Combinator, Enterprise, Education, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Salesforce, Intercom, Lee, LMS, Peloton, Corporate Training, OMERS Ventures, Eugene Lee, Kahoot, Learning Management System


Is 2020 bringing more edtech rounds than ever, or does it simply feel that way?

Venture capital activity is high at the moment, making it difficult to keep up with the influx of new rounds that are being announced. Our cup runneth over, and I would much rather be busy than bored, but not all sectors are as busy as others. We’re not drowning in consumer social rounds, for example. We are, however, seemingly suffering from a deluge of edtech investments. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsletter e...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Edtech, Crunchbase, The Exchange, Natasha Mascarenhas


Berlin’s Wonder raises $11M for a new approach to video chat where you wander and join groups

If this year has taught us a lesson about the world of of work, it’s that collectively, we weren’t very well equipped in terms of the technology we use to translate the in-person experience seamlessly to a remote version. That’s led to a rush of companies launching new services to fill that hole — cloud computing and data warehousing startups, collaboration platforms, sales tools and more — and today one of the latest startups in the area of videoconferencing is announcing a round of funding to ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Magic Leap, Sap, Phil Libin, Wonder, Roux, BlueYard Capital, EQT, Steck


Unacademy raises funds from Tiger Global, Dragoneer Investment

Edtech platform Unacademy raised fresh investment from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group, which took its valuation to $2 billion, the company announced in a press release on Wednesday. It did not reveal the exact amount of capital it raised in the round, but TechCrunch pegged the round to be between $75 million to $100 million. In September, Softbank had invested $150 million in the edtech platform. In February, the platform had raised $110 million from General Atlantic, Seq...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, Youtube, Softbank, Funding, US, Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Delhi High Court, Byju, Unacademy, Whitehat Jr, Aniruddha Malpani, BlackRock Sands Capital, Pradeep Poonia


Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group. The funding round, which is between $75 million to $100 million in size (according to a person familiar with the matter; Unacademy has not disclosed the figure), valued the four-and-a-half-year-old startup at $2 billion, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Edtech, Tiger Global Management, Bangalore, Shashi Tharoor, Scott Shleifer, Gaurav Munjal


Language learning app Duolingo confirms it has raised $35M on a $2.4B valuation

Last week, we reported that popular language learning app Duolingo, with 500 million total app downloads​, was raising $35 million on a valuation of at least $2.21 billion — the latest chapter in what has become a long book on how e-learning and other education startups are raking in big audiences and significant funding, a byproduct of the Covid-19 pandemic driving more people indoors and on to screens for all of their interactions. (Fittingly, Duolingo’s details were part of a bigger scoop ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, London, Education, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Atlantic, Edtech, General Atlantic, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Trump, Luis


Filing: Online learning marketplace Udemy is raising up to $100M at a $3.32B valuation

Online education has been one of the hotspots in the tech world this year, as people turn to e-learning tools to fill in the gaps variously arising from closed schools, closed offices, social distancing, and more time on our hands at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And that is giving a big bump to education startups, which are raising money to capitalise on the growth opportunity. In one of the latest developments, Udemy — which provides a marketplace currently numbering some 130,000 vide...
Tags: Japan, Education, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Delaware, Online Education, Udemy, Norwest Venture Partners, Homer, Byju, Berlitz, Unacademy, Benesse, Benesse Holdings, Adidas General Mills Toyota Wipro Pinterest


Online learning marketplace Udemy is raising up to $100M at a $3.32B valuation

Online education has been one of the hotspots in the tech world this year, as people turn to e-learning tools to fill in the gaps variously arising from closed schools, closed offices, social distancing and more time on our hands at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that is giving a big bump to education startups, which are raising money to capitalise on the growth opportunity. In one of the latest developments, Udemy — which provides a marketplace currently numbering some 130,000 video...
Tags: Python, Startups, Japan, Education, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Delaware, Online Education, Udemy, Norwest Venture Partners, Homer, Byju, Berlitz, Recent Funding


Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair

A lot of the focus in online education — and, let’s face it, education overall — has been about professional development for knowledge workers, education for K-12 and how best to deliver cost-effective, engaging higher learning to those in college and beyond. But in what might be a sign of the times, today a startup that’s focused on e-learning and the subsequent job market for a completely different end of the spectrum — home services — is announcing some funding to continue building out its bu...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Education, Labor, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Israel, US, Toronto, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, David


Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one of the early pioneers of the medium is announcing some funding as it tips into profitability on the back of a pivot to enterprise services, targeting businesses and governments who are looking to upskill workers to give them tech expertise more relevant to modern demands. Udacity, which provides online courses and popularized ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, India, Funding, CSR, Egypt, Shell, Udacity, Online Learning, Sebastian Thrun, United States Department of Defense, Thrun


Handshake raises $80M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students

College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade due to the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy and how people can interact with each other. Today, a startup that’s helping them with that job hunting process is announcing a big round of funding to grow its business. Handshake, which provides a platform for college-aged students to register their interest and skills and search for suitable w...
Tags: Social, TC, Education, Funding, Tech, Job Hunting, Recruitment, Talent, Kpcb, Cto, Personnel, Handshake, Jeff Richards, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, GGV, Scott Ringwelski


Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily designed for classrooms, and that fact has opened a gap in the market for those looking to build something more fit to the purpose. Today, a startup called Engageli is coming out of stealth with an app that it believes fills that need. A video conferencing tool designed from the ground up as a digital learnin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Higher Education, UC Berkeley, Online Learning, Farrell


Online course platform Thinkific raises $22M

It’s been a big year for online learning companies — and it sounds like Thinkific is no exception. The Vancouver-based startup is announcing that it has raised $22 million in new funding. Thinkific different from businesses like MasterClass (which raised $100 million this year) and Skillshare (which ) because it doesn’t create, distribute or monetize online classes itself. Instead, it’s built a platform where anyone can create their own courses, then sell them on their own websites. Co-found...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Education, Funding, Tech, Canada, Vancouver, Smith, Matt Smith, Greg Smith, Matt Payne, Thinkific, Fraser Hall, Rhino Ventures, Miranda Lievers


Toucan raises $3M to teach you new languages as you browse the web

Toucan has developed a Chrome browser extension designed for anyone who wants to learn a new language but hasn’t found the motivation or the time. Once installed, the extension scans the text of any (English-language) website you’re visiting and will automatically translate some of the words into the language that you’re trying to learn. If you mouse over the word, you’ll see original English word. Think of it as a browser-based version of language flashcards. The startup was founded by CEO Tayl...
Tags: Firefox, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Education, Funding, Tech, Duolingo, Headspace, Merritt, Rosetta Stone, Dietz, Nieman, Amplifyher Ventures, GSV Ventures, Toucan, Taylor Nieman CTO Shaun Merritt


Silver Lake invests in edtech company Byju’s

Online learning platform Byju’s has raised funds from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake, along with existing investors including Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl Ventures, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. While the company didn’t specify the amount, it is believed to be $500 million, according to multiple reports. Before this, Silver Lake had invested $1.35 billion in Jio Platforms. It has also invested in Airbnb, Alibaba, Ant Financial, Alphabet’s Verily and Waymo unit...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, India, Funding, US, Atlantic, Tencent, Mumbai, Bond, General Atlantic, DST Global, Silver Lake, Owl Ventures, Byju, Dell Technologies


Silver Lake leads $500 million investment round in Indian online learning giant Byju’s

Byju’s has raised $500 million in a new financing round that values the Indian online learning platform at $10.8 billion, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The round was led by Menlo Park-headquartered PE firm Silver Lake, and existing investors Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl Ventures have also participated in it, India’s second most valuable startup Byju’s said in a statement, but declined to reveal the size of the round and its valuation. “We are excited to welco...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Tiger Global, New Delhi, Bond, General Atlantic, Mary Meeker, Silver Lake, TechCrunch, Reliance Jio


Silver Lake leads $500 million round in India’s Byju’s

Byju’s has raised $500 million in a new financing round that values the Indian online learning platform at $10.8 billion, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The round is led by Silver Lake, and existing investors Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl Ventures have also participated in it, India’s second most valuable startup Byju’s said in a statement, but declined to reveal the size of the round and its valuation. “We are excited to welcome a strong partner like Silver Lake to ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, New Delhi, Bond, Mary Meeker, Silver Lake, TechCrunch, Owl Ventures, Byju, Greg Mondre


India’s online learning platform Unacademy raises $150 million at $1.45 billion valuation

India has a new unicorn startup. On Wednesday, Bangalore-based online learning startup announced it has raised $150 million in a new financing round that valued the Facebook-backed firm at $1.45 billion (post-money). SoftBank Group — through its Vision Fund 2 — led Unacademy’s Series F financing round while existing investors Facebook, Blume Ventures, Nexus Partners, General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital participated in it. Unacademy helps students prepare for competitive exams to get into ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Sequoia Capital, New Delhi, Mary Meeker, SoftBank Group, Gaurav Munjal, Byju, Sequoia Capital India, Vision Fund


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative backs Indian education startup Eruditus in $113 million fundraise

Mumbai-based Eruditus, which works with top universities globally to offer more than 100 executive-level courses to students in over 80 nations, said on Monday it has raised $113 million in a new financing round as it looks to further scale its business to reach more learners. The Series D financing round for the 10-year-old startup was co-led by Leeds Illuminate and Prosus Ventures . Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investors Sequoia India and Ved Capital also participated in the ro...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Nus, Mumbai, Latin America, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, India China, Avendus Capital, Sequoia India, Eruditus, Vivian Wu, Prosus Ventures


With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare raises $66M

CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 has been a year of rapid growth — even before the pandemic forced large swaths of the population to stay home and turn to online learning for entertainment and enrichment. Cooper (who became CEO in 2017) told me that the company decided last year to “focus on our strength,” leading to a “brand relaunch” in January 2020 to emphasize the richness of its creativity-themed content. At the same time, Cooper said the company defines creativity very broadly, with classes div...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Media, Education, India, Funding, Tech, United States, Gm, Skillshare, Cooper, Victo Ngai, Bob Ross, Susan Orlean, Matt Cooper, Shantell Martin


Springboard raises $31 million to expand its mentor-guided education platform to more geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more geographies. The Series B financing round for the San Francisco-headquartered startup was led by investment firm Telstra Ventures . Vulcan Capital and SJF Ventures, as well as existing investors Costanoa Ventures, Pearson Ventures, Reach Capital, International Finance Co...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, 500 Startups, Springboard, Kumar, Vulcan Capital, Reach Capital, SJF Ventures, Vivek Kumar, Learn Capital, Telstra Ventures


Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India

Toppr, one of the largest online learning startups in India, has secured $46 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its platform including a new product. Dubai-headquartered investment firm Foundation Holdings led the Mumbai-based seven-year-old startup’s Series D round. Kaizen Private Equity, an existing investor, also participated in the new round, which brings Toppr’s to-date raise to over $92 million. Toppr operates four products and services that are aimed at K-12 students. L...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Dubai, Mumbai, Bond, Mary Meeker, Online Learning, Vedantu, Zishaan Hayath, Byju's, Unacademy, Toppr


Indian online tutoring platform Vedantu raises $100 million

Investors are becoming more bullish on online education platforms in India as startups demonstrate growth at the height of a global pandemic that has severely impacted other industries. Bangalore-based startup Vedantu said on Thursday it has raised $100 million in its Series D financing round, just five months after it closed its Series C funding. U.S. based Coatue led the six-year-old Vedantu’s new financing round, with participation from some existing investors. The new funds valued Vedantu...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, New Delhi, Bangalore, Krishna, Coatue, Vamsi Krishna, Vedantu, Byju's, Unacademy, Krishna Vedantu, Rahul Kishore


Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M

Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment firm Tiger Global and Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners led the six-year-old startup’s Series E financing round. Existing investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital China, Xiang He Capital, Qatar ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Education, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Qatar Investment Authority, Baidu, Tiger Global, Mary Meeker, Zuoyebang, Reuters


Indian edtech giant Byju’s in talks to acquire Doubtnut for more than $125M

Byju’s is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Doubtnut, a two-year-old education learning app, as the Indian edtech giant looks to expand its reach in smaller cities and towns in the world’s second largest internet market. Three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the acquisition offer from nine-year-old Byju’s values the younger startup between $125 million to $150 million. The talks haven’t finalized yet and its terms could change or the deal could fall apart, the sources ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, New Delhi, Mary Meeker, TechCrunch, Byju, Sequoia Capital India, Byju's, Unacademy, India Byju


Mary Meeker’s Bond backs Indian online learning startup Byju’s

Indian online learning startup Byju’s has added one more high-profile name to the list of its backers: Bond. In a statement on Friday, Bangalore-based Byju’s said it had raised an undisclosed amount from the VC fund co-founded by Mary Meeker. The first-female founded VC firm’s check valued the nine-year-old Indian startup at $10.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. TechCrunch reported early last month that Byju’s was in talks with some investors to raise as much as $400 mil...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Qatar Investment Authority, New Delhi, Bond, Mary Meeker, Oyo, Byju, Byju's, Raveendran Byju


Classplus raises $9M to grow its Shopify-like platform for teachers and coaching centers in India

An India-based startup that has built a Shopify -like platform for coaching centers to accept fees digitally from students, and deliver classes and study material online has received the nod — and capital — from a number of high-profile investors. The business-to-business startup, called Classplus, said on Monday that it has raised $9 million in its Series A financing round led by RTP Global, a prolific investor in early stage startups. Existing investors Blume Ventures, Sequoia Capital India’...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Narendra Modi, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Shopify, Blume Ventures, Kirill Kozhevnikov, RTP Global, Classplus, Mukul Rustagi, Rustagi


Indian education startup Byju’s is fundraising at a $10B valuation

Byju’s, an education learning startup in India that has seen a surge in its popularity in recent weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, is in talks to raise as much as $400 million at a $10 billion valuation, said three people familiar with the matter. The additional capital would be part of the Bangalore-based startup’s ongoing financing round that has already seen Tiger Global and General Atlantic invest between $300 million to $350 million into the firm. That investment by the two firms thou...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Qatar Investment Authority, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, New Delhi, General Atlantic, Bangalore, Paytm, Chennai, Oyo



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